Rink Rat: Scott Perunovich


Scott Perunovich


University of Minnesota Duluth



Position: Defense

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 175 pounds

Birthday: Aug. 18, 1998 (20 years old)

Hometown: Hibbing, Minn.

College: University of Minnesota Duluth

NHL Draft: Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 2ndround (45thoverall) in the 2018 NHL Draft



Nickname: Scorin'

Favorite TV Show: Family Guy

Favorite Movie: The Other Guys

Pre-Game Meal: Rigatoni

Pre-Game Ritual: Doing a dance with Riley Tufte during warmups

Favorite Musical Artist: Lukas Graham

Player You Model Your Game After: Torey Krug

Favorite Hockey Memory: Winning the National Championship

At What Age Did You Start Skating: I started when I was 3 years old, and did figure skating for the first three or four years. My dad thought you should be able to skate before having a stick in your hands.

Three Things You Love Most About Hockey: The friendships you make, the competitiveness, and all the traveling experiences.


That's What He Said

How playing in the World Junior Championship helped raise his game:

"I think confidence-wise it was huge. It just helped me realize my ability. To make the team and make cuts over some really good players that could've been on the team too, it was big for me."


Areas of improvement: "Everything really. Strength is a big one for me, my shot. Just getting faster, stronger, making the right plays all the time and just trying to limit my mistakes." 


Did You Know

As a sophomore, Perunovich led the Bulldogs to the 2018 NCAA National Championship with a team-high 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 42 games


Social Side

Twitter: @ScorinScott

Instagram: @ScorinScott




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